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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 11, 2011 10:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My unplug the cable experiment(non-GD)

Is there a battery that is charged by the inverter so that you have emergency power when the electricity in the city is off?

This is used frequently instead of a backup generator if the power goes out.

The inverter is needed to go between AC (power lines) and DC (battery) and back to AC for your appliances, stereo, etc.

That is really cool that you guys get to travel like this as a family. It's great for your son to have this cultural experience as he is in his formative stages!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 12, 2011 1:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My unplug the cable experiment(non-GD)

So that's what the inverter's for, eh? I just thought of it as the name for the whole setup. Or maybe the thing that sends magic words to the battery. But yes, there's a battery, and they're hooked together. Some people do have diesel generators, but those are loud, polluting and expensive. The inverter setup works OK, though. I'm writing this on inverter power :-)

Btw the city is divided into zones, and the blackouts are scheduled, rolling ones called load shedding. I think it's that way across South Asia. So we have to do things like plan our Video Nights. We have electricity tonight at 8 p.m., so ... Video Night!


This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-03-12 09:16:05

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